Be Ready & Stay Prepared

Be ready by having an emergency preparedness plan at the neighborhood level and practice to stay prepared by organizing your neighbors to create a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).

Create your family’s emergency response plan and share your plan with your neighbors by using the Family Emergency Plan Handout.

Become Part of the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
The City of Anaheim offers specialized instruction on emergency preparedness that is available to all Anaheim residents. The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during hands-on practice, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.

If you are interested in becoming a CERT volunteer, please fill out this survey to sign up or email.

Get Involved With Anaheim Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Services (RACES)
Anaheim RACES (Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Services) mission is to operate and maintain Amateur, Public Safety, and other communications systems, and to perform unique, accurate, and efficient communication services to assist government officials in the protection of life and property. RACES personnel are citizen volunteers of the City of Anaheim who donate their time, personal equipment, training and capabilities for public service. The group's operations are guided by an internal organizational structure comprised of RACES members under the auspices of the Anaheim Fire Department Emergency Management Division.

If you are interested in becoming a RACES volunteer, please complete and submit an application or email.

For more information about Emergency Preparedness resources and volunteer opportunities in your neighborhood, contact the RACES Volunteer Program at 714-765-6955 or email.